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March 11, 1969: Levi's Begin Selling Bell Bottoms
Forty-eight years ago, Levi's changed the fashion game by adding bell bottoms to their denim game.
They may have gone in and out of style, but to us, bell bottoms will always be cool. In honor of this anniversary, check out these vintage bell bottom photos!
Model and actress Julie Crosthwaite, UK, 17th November 1971. Photo by John Downing/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Janny Lewis models French fashion, UK, 14th September 1971. Photo by M. McKeown/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
A model wearing a striped trouser suit with a double-breasted jacket and wide-brimmed hat, UK, 3rd November 1971. Photo by Mike McKeown/Daily Express/Getty Images
A nautical trouser suit modelled by English actress and model Vicki Hodge, UK, 20th October 1971. Photo by Mike McKeown/Daily Express/Getty Images
A model wearing a striped trouser suit with wide-legged trousers, bared midriff, and matching cap, UK, 3rd November 1971. Photo by Mike McKeown/Daily Express/Getty Images
A model wearing a catsuit with flared trouser legs, UK, 3rd December 1971. Photo by Mike McKeown/Daily Express/Getty Images
English fashion model Paulene Stone wearing a 'City' trouser suit, UK, 28th April 1971. Photo by Mike McKeown/Daily Express/Getty Images
English actress and model Vivien Neves (1947 - 2002) wearing a denim outfit of flared trousers and matching jacket, 25th February 1971. Photo by Mike. McKeown/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Fashion model Susie Allfrey at the opening of Chelsea socialite Suna Portman's shop, London, 3rd October 1967. Photo by David Cairns/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Retail assistant Christopher Bennett is measured up by Danish actress Yutte Stensgaard working in her role as part-time assistant in a fashion boutique, 4th February 1972. Photo by Dove/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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